Case studies

Spotlight on: BaptistCare

When circumstances changed, and she couldn't continue living with her sister, Margaret applied for social housing. Whilst waiting for a home in Sydney, Margaret settled into accommodtion in Urunga on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, however her health started to deteriorate.

Tenant, Margaret
BaptistCare Tenant, Margaret

'I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and then after waiting three years, I had a knee replacement. In hospital after surgery, I realised I needed to be closer to my family.'

When she was feeling better, Margaret contacted the State housing office, unsure how long it would take or if it was possible to secure social housing in Sydney. Not long after she recevied a call from BaptistCare offering her a permanent home in the newly constructed Kitty Doyle apartments in Five Dock, New South Wales.

Close to shops Margaret can walk to public transport and is living now just down the road from her daughter.

'I'm thankful every day that this is my home and everything has worked out. It's such a vibrant and diverse community here. We are all different, but we can come together for BBQs or our weekly yoga classes and craft groups,' said Margaret.